Employment Opportunity

Electronic Forensic Analyst

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Shakopee, Minnesota

Salary: $54,319.00 - $67,898.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: February 20, 2018

Performs advanced and highly specialized forensic examinations of computer hard drives, cell phones, tablets, and other media sources for possible criminal behavior. Performs forensic examinations on seized digital storage media systems and provides investigative and technical guidance on related digital media evidence. Provides ongoing analysis of technology trends to incorporate proven forensic investigation and supporting technologies into practice.

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  • Performs a variety of specialized computer forensics and electronic investigative services on digital media, including evidence preservation, analysis, data recovery, tape recovery, electronic mail extraction, and database exams. Digital media includes, but is not limited to, data storage and transfer devices, such as computers, laptops, cellular phones, personal digital assistants (PDA's), and the images, spreadsheets and other files stored on these devices.
  • Maintains strict protocol guidelines for chain of custody and all the evidence to ensure integrity of each item of evidence is handled and analyzed according to meet legal practice requirements that includes collecting, transporting, receiving, storing, labeling, and preserving data collected for digital evidence on submittal for examination and analysis.
  • Determines the most appropriate method of protecting original evidence and recovering deleted, erased, hidden, and encrypted digital evidence.
  • Evaluates scientific results of analysis to determine the validity and whether the information has forensic significance.
  • Provides technical guidance in evaluating and investigating cases where computer of related computer media contains potential evidence.
  • Provides progress reports regarding investigations as well as detailed and technical report summaries of findings in written and verbal formats.
  • Interacts with investigators from law enforcement and Information Technology (IT) department personnel to acquire information necessary to perform forensic examinations. Demonstrates the ability to communicate, coordinate and cooperate with these agencies and in a task force environment.
  • Provides expert testimony in the field of computer forensics; prepares evidence and presents expert testimony in court on results of seizure and handling of evidence and results of analysis conducted.
  • Continually updates and develops skills regarding new computer technology and use of new software and hardware tools to extract information from computer and digital media systems.
  • Attends training, workshops, and seminars to maintain current methodologies and knowledge of trends and developments in the field of computer forensics.
  • Reviews various court decisions relating to the field of computer forensics.
  • Travels to a variety of locations throughout the County to provide technical assistance to investigators and to collect evidence.
  • Works the hours and/or shifts assigned. Duties may occasionally require work outside of an office setting and outside of normal business hours.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires equivalency of a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Forensics (preferred), Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field and three years of experience working in forensic technology involving computer forensics, electronic discovery, and technical investigations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate and maintain hardware and software necessary for the performance of criminal investigations preferable in a law enforcement environment.
  • Additional skills required include understanding and analysis of systems security.
  • Certification as a Computer Forensic Technician or Certification as a Forensic Computer Examiner is desired, as well as the ability to understand and have experience with criminal law, computer forensic software.
  • The incumbent shall provide a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities.

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Posted: February 6, 2018

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